One of peaks in the Bavarian prealps which features enough bare limestone to be of interest for rock climbers. The normal route to the summit via the west ridge is not easy, but can be done without rope by experienced mountaineers. The west and south walls offer a host of interesting well protected rock climbs (difficulty UIAA grade III-VIII). The route are one to three pitches long. The neighboring Rotwand is a famous destination for more moderate hikers. From the valley (starting point is either Geitau near Bayrischzell or Spitzingsee and the lake with the same name) it takes about 2 hours to get to the Ruchenkoepfe. The hike from Geitau can be recommended because it is much calmer and nicer. More information in German:

Elevation (feet): 5,922
Elevation (meters): 1,805
Continent: Europe
Country: Germany
Range/Region: Bavarian Alps
Latitude: 47.6333
Longitude: 11.9333
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Nearest major airport: Munich

Thanks to Luidger Röckrath for adding this peak.

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